Ready, Aim.......Fire (Mooch)
But who is really to blame for the Lions failings?
So there we have it, the first canning of the season. Steve Mariucci was give the boot by the Lions earlier today after days of speculation since the Lions were embarrassed on Thanksgiving Day by the Atlanta Falcons.
The interesting thing about this move is how blame is apportioned. Fans and media alike are discussing not only Mooch's failings, but that of Lions GM Matt Millen and Lions Owner William Clay Ford.
Lets jump back a bit and look at the bigger picture. Ford has being involved with the Lions since 1956 and has owned the team outright since 1964. In that time, the Lions have only ever won one play-off game and they have only qualified for the play-offs nine times. Five years ago, Ford talked former NFL linebacker and then colour commentator Matt Millen into becoming the teams new General Manager despite no real experience in a Front Office role. Over the five years Millen has been GM of this team, the Lions have posted a record of 20-55.